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August 29, 2014

Fla. School Board Candidate: Allow Some Parents With Criminal Pasts to Volunteer

Should parents who have committed nonsexual or nonviolent crimes be allowed to volunteer in schools? A Florida school board candidate proposes reviewing parents' cases individually.

August 22, 2014

How to Engage Rural Native Communities in Education

A recent webinar suggested tips to improve community and family engagement in education.

August 22, 2014

Parent Advocacy Group May Sue Los Angeles District Over Parent-Trigger Law

The debate over the Los Angeles Unified School District's contention that a federal waiver exempts it from the parent-trigger law may end up in court.

August 22, 2014

N.C. District Seeks Volunteer Path for Undocumented Parents

Can Charlotte-Mecklenburg, N.C., schools find a way to allow undocumented immigrant parents to volunteer in their children's schools?

August 15, 2014

Los Angeles District Says Federal Waiver Puts Parent-Trigger Law on Hold This Year

The author of California parent-trigger law's author criticizes Los Angeles Unified School District for refusing to accept parent petitions mandating changes at poorly performing schools this year.

August 12, 2014

New York Posts 'Parents' Bill of Rights' to Safeguard Student Data

Parent advocates in New York push for more specifics regarding the right to review contracts with vendors that have access to sensitive student data, news reports say.

August 06, 2014

Federal Pre-K Push Could Also Boost Parents' Education, Advocates Say

Advocates for multigenerational programs believe that funding for parent education efforts also should increase with federal investments to expand preschool options.

August 05, 2014

Judge Rejects Parents' Motion in Louisiana Voucher Case

A federal judge reaffirms his order that Louisiana must provide data regarding students served by its private-school voucher program to the U.S. Department of Justice.

August 01, 2014

White House Symposium Addresses Family-Engagement Practices Nationwide

The event, which drew representatives from the research and philanthropic communities, focused on family-engagement methods intended to involve parents in their children's education far beyond the annual parent-teacher conference.

July 22, 2014

Philadelphia District Invites Educators, Families to Redesign Schools

The School Redesign Initiative will give parents, teachers, educators, and community organizations the opportunity to propose ideas to transform the city's traditional neighborhood public schools.

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